The Worst Journey in the World
This memoir explores the perils and hardships faced by members of the 1910-1913 British Antarctic Expedition. Apsley Cherry-Garrard, a member of the team, shares his honest account of their disastrous outcome and the struggles they faced, including extreme cold and darkness. One particularly challenging mission was to recover eggs of the Emperor penguin in complete darkness and subzero temperatures. This book has received excellent reviews for its frank portrayal of human suffering under extreme conditions.
2021-12-21T07:14:30.000Z@Chris_D_Ineson I certainly have! A wonderful book (although I suspect a modern editor would have chopped 100 pages.) – source
2021-01-02T17:31:16.000ZI'd put "Annapurna" up there with it, too. Cherry-Garrard's book is truly a page turner, well worth reading. – source